Lisbon, Portugal – June 14, 2023 –  Start Campus, an organization developing cutting-edge sustainable data center services, will join the conversation on the burgeoning market in Africa for digital connectivity, data centers and sustainable energy infrastructure at Platform AfricaFabiola Bordino, Head of Sustainability, Communication & Marketing for Start Campus, is joining a panel at the summit on Saturday, June 22 at 2:30 PM local time in Marrakech, Morocco.

The eyes of the world are fixed on Africa as the expansion of fiber, dark fiber, new subsea cable systems and cable landing stations around the continent creates new growth markets. Data center infrastructure development is rapidly changing across the continent, yet South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt remain an almost untapped investment opportunity for the capital world.

The explosion of ecommerce, mobile, video, gaming, fintech and data residency legislation over the past two years have created the need for infrastructure across the continent, and the pandemic further increased demand for dependable connectivity. Now is the time for the data center industry to determine the future of creating sustainable centers to support the needs today and tomorrow. On the panel, Africa’s Challenge for Water and Cooling at 2:30 PM local time, Fabiola will address the conference on the sustainable cooling system designed by Start Campus and its potential for use in development across Africa.

Start Campus is an innovator in the site selection, design, and building 100% green energy ecosystems, a much-needed asset when it comes to the global conversation about the future of infrastructure growth in Africa.

WHEN: 22, June 2023 at 2:30 PM local time

WHAT: Panel discussion: Africa’s Challenge for Water and Cooling


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LOCATION: Le Palace, Es Saadi, Marrakech

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About Start Campus

Start Campus is responsible for the development of the SINES project, a Hyperscale Data Centre campus with a capacity of 495MW in Sines, in an investment of up to 3.5 billion euros. It will be one of the largest data center campuses in Europe and meets the growing demand from large international technology companies. It will create up to 1,200 direct highly skilled jobs and 8,000 indirect jobs by 2028. It is located in Sines and will benefit from all the strategic advantages such as cooling systems with sea water, access to the high-voltage electricity grid, connectivity through the connection to international high-capacity networks of fiber optic cables with North America, Africa and South America. SINES project will be one of the largest data center ecosystems with 100% green energy at competitive prices in a premium location in Europe, which is the perfect gateway to Europe and the world. The first building is scheduled to open in end-2023.

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